Upstairs Again is my solo (for now) music project that is a direct descendant of the Upstairs Burned, an improvisatory duo put together with Mark Gordon Brown for a one-time performance at an open mic night at Doubies in downtown Flint in December, 1981. Our short performance has become "legendary" (or maybe notorious) for bringing the house down at that evenings event. Although no further performances or recordings happened, the memories of that event stuck.
In the 80s I did a several recording sessions with friends, namely Bruce Stedron and Daniel Harold Hood that resulted in recorded material.
With some help from Tim Taebel and Mark Brown I have been able to set up a small computer based recording studio and have been able to have lots of fun recording my version of "metal machine music" (at first), with somewhat more listenable tunes later.
Probably my most consistent effort so far. I wanted to do something with the tunes Repulsion recorded at WFBE in Jan 1986. I knew I couldn’t match the energy, so I took the opposite approach for a few songs, But then cranked up the beats for about half the songs. “horrified” was an attempt to pay homage to Dave’s drumming.
Special thanks to Mark Gordon Brown for his help throughout this project.
Thanks to you for the interest.
For more great underground music from Flint, MI, please visit The Flint Underground Music Archive at www.takenoprisoners.info